Jilann Spitzmiller

Jilann Spitzmiller is an award- winning filmmaker and educator with credits including SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS which premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and picked up 11 festival awards. Jilann’s work has been shown on outlets such as NBC, PBS, BBC, Sundance Channel, Starz/Encore, Canal + and Al Jazeera. She co-directed and co-produced CRITICAL CONDITION which aired on POV. Her film STILL DREAMING premiered at DOCNYC and aired on PBS in 2018. She has also created two critically acclaimed doc projects for National PBS, HOMELAND and CIRCLE OF STORIES. She is a 3-time recipient of ITVS funding and a 2-time recipient of Sundance Institute funding. She has been a Sundance Documentary Fellow and is frequently a mentor and presenter for organizations such as NALIP Producer’s Academy, Oregon Doc Camp and Berkeley Advanced Media Institute.